• Eight gardens to visit throughout the festive season

    One of the ultimate joys of the festive period, is undoubtedly the outstanding light displays. From dancing fairy lights to enchanted winter wonderlands, the shows are being switched on far and wide. Here are Pro Landscapers’ top 8 unmissable festive garden displays! Christmas at Kew Where? Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey When? Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020 Why? Now in its seventh year, the 2019 winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations. Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. Walk under the larger-than-life…

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  • Gardening Express reveals the top 8 rudest plants

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  • 6 tips for staying safe when working in the sun

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  • Pro Landscaper’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival highlights

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  • Top 10 walks in England

    TV presenter Kate Humble and The Forestry of England have created a list of top 10 walks for your wellbeing in honour of mental health awareness week and also for national walking month. 1.    Alice Holt Forest – Lodge Pond trail (2.5 miles) Starting from the hustle and bustle of the play areas this scenic walk leads you into the heart of the woodlands to enjoy peaceful broadleaf woods and mature pine forests. 2.    Blackwater, New Forest – Walk the Tall Trees trail (1.5 miles) Walking the circular ‘Tall Trees Trail’ will take you through an impressive section of the…

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    7 of the most breathtaking forests in the world

    As a company full of forest fanatics, Husqvarna is somewhat of an authority when it comes to assessing the quirks, beauty and uniqueness the world’s forests have to offer. They’ve put their helmets together with Pro Landscaper to come up with seven of the most breathtaking which are well worth a visit. Crooked Forest – Poland There are many theories around where pines get their twist. Were they designed to grow this way to create furniture and abandoned during the war, or was it a bad snowstorm that pushed the trunks in to this position? Since 1930 there are 400…

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    7 plants with the rudest names you’ve ever heard

    It’s been over two years since we shared the Gardening Express’ list of the top 10 plants with rude (but hilarious) names. So, we have scoured the glorious world of plants to bring you another seven with the rudest names that are sure to tickle you a little. 1.  Bastard Toadflax Latin name: Comandra A monotypic genus, the plant has a disjunct distribution. Its four subspecies occur in North America and the Mediterranean. 2.  Naked Man Orchid Latin name: Orchis italica Native to the Mediterranean, this flower blossoms into its highly amusing shape in mid-spring. 3.  Bushman’s Buttocks Latin name: Lithops…

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    The nation has decided the top 10 favourite UK parks

    More than 65,000 votes cast as the nation picks the best of British. Green Flag Award announces the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice vote for the favourite UK parks. There were more than 1,800 sites to choose from. All of these meeting the high standards of the Green Flag Award, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. The ten winners of the 2018 People’s Choice Award are: Cassiobury Park, Watford Borough Council Clifton Park, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Elsecar Park and Local Reservoir Nature Reserve, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Saltwell Park, Gateshead Council Strathaven Park, South Lanarkshire…

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    The 10 most toxic cities in the UK

    A new interactive guide looks at the most toxic cities in the UK. This factors in air pollution levels, active power stations, traffic volume and landfill sites. This highlights the importance of green space and public parks to balance these findings, and clean up some UK cities.   Leeds is the most toxic city to live in with five electrical substations and a staggering annual average traffic flow of 33,545 vehicles a day. The city is revealed to have one of the highest rates of carbon emissions, producing an astonishing 4,000kt per year.   Since trees can absorb up to…

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    Top 7 plants that thrive in shady areas

    As the dull greys of winter loom ever closer, plant exposure to sunlight is restricted further and further. Pro Landscaper rounds up seven of the top plants that thrive in shady areas. Sarcococca ruscifolia A compact plant, sometimes suckering evergreen shrubs with simple, leathery leaves and tiny, fragrant creamy-white flowers in winter or spring.  Daphne oleoides A shrub of the family Thymelaeaceae, it is native to the southern Europe, northern Africa, and Asia. Commonly sprouts four-lobed flowers and colourful berries. Geranium This species can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen. Geranium usually has palmately lobed or divided leaves,…

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    7 ways your website can stay ahead of the competition

    Maintaining a positive online presence can go a long way to helping you build brand awareness for your business. The way your website conveys your company’s message speaks volumes about how you want to present the firm.   When it comes to your website, staying up to date with current trends is imperative to staying ahead of the game. Creating a simple, clean design which is aesthetically pleasing, performs well and engages readers will help to improve user experience.   As a full-service agency and Google Premier Partner, at Adtrak we work across the UK providing a complete range of…

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    Top 10 most ‘Instagrammed’ botanical gardens

    Instagram has one billion users every month and 400 million daily users of Instagram stories, many sharing visits to stunning botanical gardens. A recent study carried out by MyVoucherCodes unveils the ‘Most Instagrammed Botanical Gardens’ across the UK. Visitor figures for botanical gardens increased by 7.3% in 2017, compared with the year before. 1.  Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew – 368,018 Hashtagged photos Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site, offering something from every stage of the Gardens’ History. There are more than 90 attractions to visit, such as the Temperate House, The Hive, The Treetop Walkway and the Palm…

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    10 inspirational Instagram accounts for garden design

    Members of the Society of Garden Designers are among some of the finest green-fingered users of Instagram with feeds that offer a rich vein of inspiration for garden enthusiasts. Here are 10 feeds guaranteed to fuel creativity. For daily garden design up-dates from all the Society’s designers, follow the Society of Garden Designers at @societyofgardendesigners Kate Gould MSGD A plant-lovers paradise from multi-award-winning designer Kate Gould.  Consistently brimming with planting inspiration, Kate’s feed celebrates the natural world at its delectable best. @kategouldgardens  Sheila Jack Sheila Jack’s tastefully curated feed is evidence of her past career as a glossy magazine art director. Winner of the…

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